ExpressCare sponsors ITRA Cork & Naas Leagues
Monday 3 February 2020 03:22



We are delighted to announce that Affidea ExpressCare Minor Injury & Illnesses Clinic are set to continue their sponsorship of the ITRA Cork Leagues this year, as well as commencing a new sponsorship of the ITRA Naas Leagues.

As part of the sponsorship package, the Affidea ExpressCare logo will feature on all referee jerseys, balls and tags used in both the Cork and Naas leagues, while essential information about the state-of-the-art services at ExpressCare will be available to all competing tag rugby players at the various participating grounds. In addition to this, ITRA have introduced a new Medical Advice section to their website, which includes seven short videos from ExpressCare Clinical Lead, Dr Tony Lynch, who gives advice about treating the most common tag rugby injuries, while an Affidea ExpressCare flyer will is also provided on the page.

With venues in Cork Con FC, Garryduff Sports Centre and St. Finbarr’s over New Year, Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn and Winter seasons, more than 2,300 taggers play in ITRA’s Cork Leagues each year and these numbers are expected to continue to grow, while ITRA’s Naas Leagues take place in the Naas Sports Centre throughout the Spring and Summer with almost 350 taggers taking part.


Aidan Walsh, ITRA Sponsorship Manager says:

We’re delighted to have ExpressCare on board as a sponsor again this year and are looking forward to working with them to develop and grow ITRA Tag Rugby in both Cork and Naas.

David Corkery, former Ireland and Munster rugby player and Affidea Business Development Manager, says:

It’s fantastic that we are continuing our sponsorship of the ITRA Tag Rugby Leagues in Cork this year. In addition to this, we are beginning our sponsorship of the Tag Rugby Leagues in Naas. This is a particularly exciting partnership for ExpressCare and I’m really looking forward to visiting all the venues over the year to watch some quality tag rugby.

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Note to Editors

About ExpressCare 
ExpressCare Minor Injuries & Illnesses Walk-In Clinics are open to everyone from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year, in Cork, Naas and Dublin to offer an alternative destination to busy emergency departments and significantly relieve the burden on busy A&Es.

Promising fast turnaround times with no appointment or referral needed, ExpressCare is staffed with Emergency Department trained doctors and A&E nurses who care for minor injuries such as fractures and sprains or cuts requiring stitches. 

ExpressCare aims to see patients within a one-hour turnaround time and children over one-year of age can attend.

Patients are often referred to hospitals due to difficulty accessing diagnostic services, but ExpressCare offers rapid access. As Ireland’s leading diagnostic imaging provider with a network of 12 clinics across Ireland, Affidea provides X-Rays, MRI, Ultrasound, CT and DXA scans in flagship scanning centres located onsite.

ExpressCare offers a complete patient pathway and has on-site consultant clinics, in disciplines such as orthopaedics and plastic surgery, offering weekly clinics to follow up on any more serious injuries.

ExpressCare operates independently providing services to all patients who attend on a fee-for-service basis or, alternatively for patients with private health insurance with Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health, ExpressCare is a covered benefit. They also offer a €50 discount for patients who present with a GP referral letter.

For more details, visit the ExpressCare website or follow @AffideaIreland on TwitterFacebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About the Irish Tag Rugby Association
Founded in 2000, ITRA Tag Rugby is an ever-growing sport in Ireland – there are now over 22,000 male and female players in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Naas and Ennis with 96% aged between 21 and 35. ITRA also organises a number of hugely popular one day festival events during the summer, including Tagtastic, Corporate Cup and Banna Beach Tag. 

Numbers are expected to increase significantly over the coming years as ITRA, in association with the University of Limerick, has been awarded the 2021 Tag World Cup, when 3,000 tag players from 20+ countries will travel to the Treaty City of Limerick in August 2021.

You can register a team with friends or work mates – or, if you are on your own, we can find you a fun, social team with other individual players. For more info, go to or call 01 2020100.

More Information

David Corkery | | 086 1723866
Aidan Walsh | 01 2020100